2018 Winter Session

Winter 2019

ANTH215 Japanese Popular Culture Sections

Television shows, dramas, movies, advertising, marketing, manga (Japanese style "comics"), anime (Japanese animation), theatrical forms, popular literature, popular music, fashion fads, tourism, toys, and sports.


Winter 2019

ANTH315 Japanese Culture and Society Sections

Japanese culture and society: patterns of organization, value systems, family, education, work, minorities and diversity, harmony and conflict, urban/rural differences, gender, sexuality, youth, tradition, continuity, change, and future prospects.


Winter 2019

ANTH435 The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Ethnography of Performance, Practice, and Ritual Sections

An exploration of Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Practice, as a culturally embedded ritual, performance, and aesthetic form, and as a way of understanding underlying elements of Japanese culture. This course has a studio component and a nominal fee may be charged.

Winter 2019

ASTU201 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies Sections

An interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures of Canada and Japan, and the interrelations between them. Specific topics vary from year to year but will include themes such as constructing the past; nationalism; self-perceptions; cross-cultural perceptions; multiculturalism in Canada and Japan; images in architecture, film and literature; mythologies.


Winter 2019

ASTU202 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives Sections

An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada's; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Winter 2019

ACAM250 Asian Canadians in Popular Culture Sections

Popular culture's role in the production of Asian Canadian and diasporic communities, with emphasis on race, gender, sexuality, and other identity categories.


Winter 2019
No ACAM course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019

ACAM350 Asian Canadian Community-Based Media Sections

Digital media production in the context of community engagement. Includes critical media literacy, community-based research ethics, project design, training in media forms such audio, video, photography, and web publishing.

Winter 2019

ASIA254 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film Sections

The integral role that sex, gender, and sexuality play in literary and cinematic works from Japan. Literary works will be read in translation, movies will be subtitled.


Winter 2019

ASIA300 Writing and Culture in East Asia Sections

Practical, aesthetic, historical, technological and political issues pertaining to the use of Chinese characters - hanzi (Chinese), kanji (Japanese), or hanccha (Korean) - throughout the region.


Winter 2019

ASIA301 Buddhism in the Modern Era Sections

Buddhism from the nineteenth century to present day with special emphasis on its history and character in local settings, including specific traditions such as Tibetan Nyingma and Japanese Zen, as well as the development of a modern and global "Buddhism."


Winter 2019

ASIA314 Premodern Japan Sections

Japanese history (political, economic, social and cultural) to 1600.


Winter 2019

ASIA315 Japan from Feudal to Modern State Sections

Japanese history from 1600 to the Meiji Restoration. Political, economic, social and cultural forces which were involved in transforming Japan.


Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019

ASIA326 Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime Sections

A critical introduction to Japanese manga and anime in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019

ASIA354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema Sections

Students will be introduced to the work of the major directors (e.g., Ozu, Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Itami, Oshima, Shinoda). Ideological uses of literary texts and period pieces (e.g., Ugetsu, Life of Oharu, Double Suicide). Impact of depiction of Japanese in American film.


Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.
Winter 2019

ASIA387 Japanese Religions Sections

An introduction to traditional Japanese religions including Shinto, Buddhism, Shugendo, Confucianism, new religions and folklore, and their roles in Japanese history, culture and society.


Winter 2019

ASIA402 Language, Writing, and Linguistic Thought in the History of the Sinographic Cosmopolis Sections

History of language, writing and linguistic thought in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam from a comparative perspective and focusing on the dissolution of this translocal cultural formation with the onset of modernity.


Winter 2019

ASIA410 International Relations in Premodern East Asia Sections

International relations, particularly between Korea and Japan in the premodern East Asian context, focusing on migration, trade, diplomacy, war, collective memory, mutual perceptions, and the context of the Sinocentric international order.


Winter 2019

ASIA444 Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History Sections

Focuses on a limited time period or particular aspect of modern Japanese literature.


Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.

Winter 2019

ECON441 The Process of Economic Development Sections

Industrialization of an agrarian economy; how the West grew rich; history of Japanese development; technical progress and growth; evolution of the patterns of income distribution; role of international trade in development; environment and development.

Winter 2019

FIST230 Introduction to Asian Cinema Sections

Overview of the cinemas of China, India, Japan, and Korea.

Winter 2019
No GEOG course(s) were found for W2019 term.


Winter 2019

GEOG380 Geography of Asia Sections

A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.


Winter 2019

GEOG481 Geography of Japan Sections

A critical analysis of significant human adaptations to changing ecological conditions in the Japanese archipelago. Normally alternates with GEOG 468.

Winter 2019

HIST271 Japan and Global History, 1550 - 1900 Sections

Thematic study of comparisons and relations between Japan and the world outside (primarily Europe and China). Commercial expansion, systems of world order, social institutions, religious and ideological expression, and state organization.


Winter 2019
No HIST course(s) were found for W2019 term.

Winter 2019

JAPN100 Beginning Japanese IA Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 11 and/or JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 100 or JAPN 160.


Winter 2019

JAPN101 Beginning Japanese IB Sections

Continuation of JAPN 100 (Non-intensive). Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 101 or JAPN 160.


Winter 2019

JAPN160 Intensive Beginning Japanese I Sections

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions. Offered in Term 1. Not available for credit to students with JAPN 12. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 160 and 260 in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 160 or JAPN 150 or both JAPN 100, JAPN 101.


Winter 2019

JAPN200 Beginning Japanese II A Sections

Continuation of JAPN 101 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 200 or JAPN 102 or JAPN 260.


Winter 2019

JAPN201 Beginning Japanese II B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 200 (Non-intensive). Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 201 or JAPN 103 or JAPN 260.


Winter 2019

JAPN260 Intensive Beginning Japanese II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 160. Offered in Term 2. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 160 and 260 in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 260 or JAPN 151 or both JAPN 102, JAPN 103 or both JAPN 200, JAPN 201.


Winter 2019

JAPN320 Intermediate Japanese I A Sections

Integrated coverage of topics on culture and cross-cultural communication designed to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 320 or JAPN 210 or JAPN 360.


Winter 2019

JAPN321 Intermediate Japanese I B Sections

Continuation of JAPN 320. It is strongly recommended that JAPN 320 and JAPN 321 be taken in the same year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 321 or JAPN 211 or JAPN 360.


Winter 2019

JAPN322 Intermediate Japanese II A Sections

It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 or JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.


Winter 2019

JAPN323 Intermediate Japanese II B Sections

A continuation of JAPN 322. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 322 and JAPN 323 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 322 and JAPN 212 or JAPN 361.


Winter 2019

JAPN360 Intensive Intermediate Japanese I Sections

Integrated coverage of topics on culture and cross-cultural communication designed to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Offered in Term 1. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 360 and JAPN 361 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 360 or JAPN 212 or both JAPN 210, JAPN 211 or both JAPN 320, JAPN 321.


Winter 2019

JAPN361 Intensive Intermediate Japanese II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 360. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 360 and JAPN 361 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 361 or JAPN 251 or both JAPN 212, JAPN 213 or both JAPN 322, JAPN 323.


Winter 2019

JAPN400 Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I Sections

Selected texts covering various aspects of Japanese cultural history and contemporary Japanese culture/society; emphasis on grammatical analysis and development of advanced competencies for reading and writing. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 400 and JAPN 401 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 400 or JAPN 300.


Winter 2019

JAPN401 Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing II Sections

Continuation of JAPN 301. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 400 and JAPN 401 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 401 or JAPN 301.


Winter 2019

JAPN402 Advanced Modern Japanese: Conversation and Composition I Sections

Improvement of speaking and writing skills through readings and discussions on a variety of social and cultural issues; emphasis on appropriate language use in formal situations. It is strongly recommended that students plan to complete both JAPN 402 and JAPN 403 within one year. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 402 or JAPN 302.


Winter 2019

JAPN422 Classical Japanese I Sections

The grammar, orthography, and literary style of pre-modern Japanese (bungo). It is strongly recommended that students have 12 credits of JAPN, or equivalent, prior to registration. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 422 or JAPN 311.


Winter 2019

JAPN450 Advanced Oral Communication I Sections

Oral communication skills appropriate for studying and working in a Japanese-speaking environment either formal or informal. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 450 or JAPN 410.


Winter 2019

JAPN452 Readings in Modern Japanese Essays Sections

Advanced reading and analysis of scholarly texts in modern Japanese drawn from history, sociology, economics, etc. Advanced conversation, composition, and practice in the use of standard reference tools as preparation for independent research in Japanese. Students are recommended to complete JAPN 403 prior to taking JAPN 452. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 452 or JAPN 406.


Winter 2019

JAPN453 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature Sections

An advanced course in the reading and analysis of literary texts in modern Japanese. Advanced conversation, translation into English and practice in the use of standard reference tools as preparation for advanced research in Japanese. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 453 or JAPN 408.


Winter 2019

JAPN456 Newspaper Japanese I Sections

Developing fluency in reading contemporary Japanese newspapers; concentration on current and emerging vocabulary, evolving grammatical features, and style of presentation. Credit will be granted for only one of JAPN 456 or JAPN 416.

Winter 2019

POLI322 Japanese Government and Politics Sections

A general introduction to modern Japanese politics from various theoretical and comparative perspectives.


Winter 2019

GEOG380 Geography of Asia Sections

A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.


Winter 2019

GEOG481 Geography of Japan Sections

A critical analysis of significant human adaptations to changing ecological conditions in the Japanese archipelago. Normally alternates with GEOG 468.